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Culture Center

Cultural Center

The Culture Center, a contemporary though complementary companion to the State Capitol, opened in 1976 to showcase West Virginia's artistic, cultural and historic heritage. The lower level of the WV State Museum recently re-opened after a complete renovation. You can also view the art and history exhibits in the Lobby and the Balcony Galleries; browse the State Archives library, or join in one of the dozen exciting festivals and events held throughout the year.

The Culture Center houses the offices of the Commission on the Arts and the State Historic Preservation Office, as well as the State Museum, State Archives and other administrative staff.

Great Hall

Culture Center Hours

The State Museum hours are
9:00am to 5pm Tuesday through Saturday; last entry at 4:15
Closed on Sunday and Monday

The Archives Library hours are
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Closed on Sunday and Monday

The Culture Center offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5pm and staff are available but the building is closed to the public on Mondays.

WV Department of Arts, Culture and History
The Culture Center
Capitol Complex
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston WV 25305-0300

Voice: (304) 558-0220
TDD: (304) 558-3562
Fax: (304) 558-2779


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